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Linguistics

Linguists with diverse theoretical orientations collaborate with one another at the UvA in research and teaching. This collaboration is based on the belief that a fundamental insight into linguistic phenomena can only be realised when these are approached from various angles such as language acquisition, language variation, language modeling and language typology, all of which are applied to regular spoken languages, Creole languages and sign languages. Linguistics is thus researched and explored in the broadest possible sense. Linguistics at the UvA is ranked as the highest in continental Europe in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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2 December 2019
Imme Lammertink's latest blog has been published on wetenschap.nu and nu.nl. Her blog describes the positive effect that writing Sinterklaas poems has on language development in children.
21 November 2019
UvA's Faculty of Humanities has awarded a Finishing Fellowship to seven of its PhD candidates: Hongmei Fang and Thom Westveer (Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication), Özge Calafato, Wouter Capitain and ...
21 June 2019
Media scholars Jori Snels and Sal Hagen, historian Rosa de Jong and sign linguistics scholar Cindy van Boven have received funding for their doctoral research at the UvA through the NWO programme PhDs in the ...